Thanks so much for that. I was wondering if it was possilbe to do a double major in OR and business, or would that be realllly too difficult? If so, which is better: OR and then an mba, or going business undergard and then mba??
Good question ...
My first suggestion is to check out undergraduate OR/IE and undergraduate business and see which is more interesting TO YOU 1) as an undergrad (OR/IE might well be in an engineering school which implies lots of math and science) and 2) for your first couple of jobs as you gain experience before B-school.
If those two options feel similar to you I'd recommend getting differing degrees as an undergrad and grad, The business undergrad and then MBA track is one that doesn't do a lot for me. My suggestion would be OR/IE as an undergrad and then a MBA (full disclosure ... that is exactly what I did. The OR/IE training will teach you analytical rigor and problem solving skills that are great for the work place ... and might place you out of a bunch of your MBA courses (I placed out of 3-4 of my first year core courses when I went to B-school))